Linde De Vriese
Didier Garray

The passion for sustainability has conquered our society at high speed. Strong carbon-neutral legislative objectives are set with the intention of reducing the environmental impact for all industries. This is how we are aiming to achieve a 30% reduction in the materials footprint by 2030 in Flanders, and a fully circular economy by 2050. These plans are indeed ambitious and companies are working hard. Can composite materials contribute to accomplish these goals?

Joey Bosmans
Pieter Samyn

Prior to their introduction to the market, bio-based products are extensively tested. In this respect, there is a growing interest in sustainability tests, especially for demanding applications, in new test methods and in the right test methods. Let’s have a look at today and tomorrow.

Setareh Gorji Ghalamestani

The QUALIFY project ran for more than four years to remove the technological barriers that currently prevent the widespread application of hybrid structures (metal to composite) in the maritime industry. On 23 November 2021, the Final QUALIFY event took place, with presentations highlighting the achievements of the project.

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David Gay

In various sectors, composite materials can offer advantages thanks to their properties that are not possible with conventional materials. However, the limited awareness of these materials and their properties remains an obstacle to their (further) breakthrough. To promote the exchange of best practices, Sirris and Agoria Composites are organising a Composites Learning Network.

Linde De Vriese

Composite materials are no longer unknown, but their potential for production is still too little known. What added value can composites bring to your products and how can you incorporate them into your product? In order to provide an answer to these questions and many more, Agoria Composites and Sirris are organising a learning network on this subject.

Linde De Vriese

What about the future residual flow from offshore wind turbine blades? After a feasibility study and thorough consultation with various companies, Sirris is ready to take further steps towards concrete answers in a business-driven approach. You too can be part of the solution!

Ronald Grefhorst

Fibre reinforced plastics (or composites) are gaining popularity in a wide range of industries due to their excellent properties, such as specific stiffness and strength and good resistance to environmental conditions. However, their complex structure brings also some challenges, detecting damage being one of them. This ninth white paper focusses non-destructive testing.

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Thomas Vandenhaute

What are the keys to initialising the highest quality recycling and processing of large composite structures? In the closing event of the CompositeLoop project on 5 June, you will get a picture of the current state of affairs, the routes with the greatest potential and the flanking measures to support those.

Didier Garray

JEC is an annual event hosted in Paris and offering professionals the opportunity to meet with the composites industry. Summary of the 2019 edition.

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Ronald Grefhorst

How do you (re)design products in composites made of fibre-reinforced plastic? This course, which takes place on 6 and 7 May 2019, focuses on making the right choice of materials, structural design, knowledge of the possible production processes and the way of assessing the manufactured product.